Add shutters back on or not?


Just has the house painted today! So the white trim is not yet complete around the windows, but I need to decide by tomorrow if I want to put any shutters back on the house? An if so, all of them or some of them? Where? They would be a dark slate color, matching the front door. Please help!

q add shutters back on or not
q add shutters back on or not
  15 answers
  • Far17409780 Far17409780 on Jul 12, 2018

    I think they go with the carter of the house.

  • Patti Patti on Jul 12, 2018
    What a gorgeous house! I would do the shutters to keep it original and to give it a little contrast. If you're not sure you want shutters though, window boxes would also look fantastic on your house.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 12, 2018

    They would dress it up.

  • Offaly Offaly on Jul 12, 2018

    Beautiful house. Would look lovely with the shutters back on. Maybe paint them in a colour to match the roof of your porch as a contrast. Hazel.

  • Libby Libby on Jul 12, 2018

    Agreed - shutters... it’s kind of like eyes without eyelashes, or mine without mascara! Something’s missing when they’re gone. In Fla. we see a lot of homes painting the corner banding detail on the house, in like a cream or white. Not sure it would look good on your home (?). A new trend I’ve seen a lot of lately, it to paint the mullions black. I Like what it does to make the windows pop - but how to do it, when so many new windows have them between the glass...

    • Stacy Stacy on Jul 12, 2018
      Ok thank you!! What do you mean by “corner banding detail “? And what are mullions? do you have any pictures? Thx!

  • Triss Triss on Jul 12, 2018
    Beautiful home. I would definitely vote to put the shutters back in a contrasting color. Please post the "final look". Thanks!

  • Libby Libby on Jul 12, 2018
    I see that youve had some trimming done to the tree. If you were a client, I’d suggest removing it all together in favor of a small ornamental tree, and planting large trees on both outer sides of the house- to frame it, but not to hide your beautiful home.

    • Stacy Stacy on Jul 12, 2018
      Oh thank you for the insight!!! We have Been debating about the tree- we just trimmed it last night. ( actually I’m not sure if you can call it trimming, 😂 but we cut off some lower branches to try and thin it out so we would not have to pay a tree trimmer right now to come and cut off the top branches where they need it the most.) So we have a huge pine tree to the left & the driveway is pretty close to the right side. Any other suggestions?

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jul 12, 2018
    Yes shutters. It finishes off the house.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 12, 2018
    Since you went with a neutral solid colour, as opposed to your original varigated brick, I would definitely put the shutters back on.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jul 13, 2018
    This is Peggy, my vote is yes I think they would look great.

  • Stacy Stacy on Jul 14, 2018
    Thanks so much everyone! Almost done! We are working on the shutter color - who knew that dark gray comes off looking like navy in the sunlight? We will use straight black instead. Anyway, here is the latest pic. I really appreciate your kind words & helpful insights!

  • Stacy Stacy on Jul 14, 2018

  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Aug 07, 2018

    I am pro shutter.

  • Stacy Stacy on Aug 07, 2018

    Thanks so much everyone for the feedback. I’d forgotten to post our final, finished house pic. (I still have a few white lattice window pieces to fix for the garage windows though).